My parents and I celebrated Father's Day last Friday, and it was so nice to FINALLY get out and go somewhere. My parents live an hour away in Arkansas, so I took the day off work and drove down mid-day.
I love my dad!! He's pretty much the coolest person I know. He rides a Harley. He drinks whiskey and moonshine. He can cook anything (even amazing vegan food!) and fix anything. The only rules he follows are his own. Daddy taught me to question authority and never trust the system. He’s so punk rock! He also taught me to value of striving for perfection in everything you do. If you're going to do something, give it 100% and no less. And if you want something done right, do it yourself.
Speaking of moonshine, here's an old picture my mom recently found of my dad as a kid, holding a bottle of moonshine. Never change.
We celebrated Father's Day with a late lunch/early dinner of Smoked Tofu Veggie Stir-fry, Fried Brown Rice, and Veggie Spring Rolls. My mom did all the cooking this time! Both of my parents are excellent cooks, and sometimes, dinner is a team effort. But since it was Daddy's special day, Mama made everything. Well, except Daddy did smoke some tofu in advance of our meal.
For the rice, Mama added Just Egg, and it was perfect! I haven't had fried rice in ages, and now I want more of this.
For dessert, Mama thawed out a Vegan Lemon Icebox Pie that she froze after our Mother's Day celebration. Tasted just as good as the day it was made! And it was perfect with a dollop of coco whip.
As for gifts, I got Daddy some more of his favorite Harley socks (the only kind he wears), and I picked up a hard-to-find bottle of Duke whiskey (one of his faves). It was a great day!